by Morgan Ryman
So I saw this TV show the other night, and I will not mention it by name. If you can infer what it is, well, sorry you can identify it, and if not, consider yourself lucky that the entertainment industry hasn’t gotten to you yet.
I use that term entertainment loosely. In a 30 second commercial, no matter how funny they may be, the goal is never to entertain. The only goal is to sell you something, whether you are aware or not. And now, with a new fall television lineup, we are presented with a once popular commercial expanded into a 22-minute situation comedy. At least that’s what they tell us.
We were told growing up that TV will rot our minds, and just now I am starting to see this come to fruition. Like this other show I refuse to give a free mention to, you know, the one on the network that says it offers one thing, but only presents it at 5 in the morning on weekdays. This show…show is a term I am once again using loosely, consists of pretty teenagers doing…umm…I’m sorry I couldn’t watch enough to thin out a plot of some type. This show, and the five or six other equivalents on the same channel will do more brain damage than shooting LSD into your neck.
The entertainment industry has lost its mind. It is disgusting, lazy, and fueled by bad dope. It is time for entertainment to become uncomfortable, to be shaken like a baby. If the current writers and creators keep putting out this vapid crap, then why aren’t new, fresh writers and creative minds brought in to delight the masses?
Nearest I can see, it’s because they are way too comfortable. They feel a sense of loyalty to the minds that once presented brilliance and pure entertainment, so they let them slide by creating devoid dating shows, “reality” television, and expanding commercials that already had their 30 seconds of fame.
And they will continue to do so, as long as you keep watching.
The Matrix has you.